Additional Triplet, Scare Hook & Stinger

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Additional triplet, fear hook & stinger

Fear hook, also called stinger, is an additional triplet which is attached to the lure with a short line. This makes sense especially when fishing for predators with rubber bait to hook sharp biting fish that would otherwise not get caught.

This can increase the yield many times over, especially if the fish are very careful and only attack the lure very far back.

At what bait size does a stinger make sense?

I usually use a stinger for lures from 12cm upwards. If the lure is even bigger, 20cm+, a second stinger can be mounted. Especially with big pike lures this makes sense to hook the fish safely.

How is a stinger correctly mounted?

First pull the loop over the eye of the jigging head. Now hook the stinger in the rear belly area of the rubber bait if possible so that the line of the stinger is tight against the bait fish.

Make sure that the rubber fish can move normally and is not bent. In this case the fear triplet would be too tight and you have to readjust.

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Guide the stinger through the rubber fish

To hide the stinger even better you can also guide it through the bait fish. However, this is not necessarily usual, because the rubber suffers a lot from it and the lures wear out correspondingly faster. Especially when a fish delivers a strong fight, the chance increases many times over that the lure gets heavily damaged and you have to replace it.

Carbon or Fluorocarbon Stinger

Besides a steel leader, Stingers are also available with Carbon or Fluorocarbon line. In the case of the fluorocarbon line this ensures that the lure is even more inconspicuous and thus more attractive for the predator. However, Fluorocarbon is of course also slightly less robust and the chance of breaking is greater.

Instructions: Building your own stinger

You can easily build a stinger yourself. This is not only easy, but also saves a lot of money. If you’re experienced in building stingers, you’ll need less than a minute per piece. So you can replenish your stock easily and cheaply.

Materials

  • Pliers / scissors
  • Measuring tape / folding rule
  • Pliers for clamping sleeves
  • Clamping sleeves
  • Steel or fluorocarbon cord
  • Triplets
Step 1: Measure the length of your stinger and cut the corresponding piece from the roll. Step 2: Pull the crimping sleeve over the string.step 3: Now pull an additional triplet onto the string.
Step 4: Put the lower end through the crimping sleeve so that a small loop is formed.step 5: Insert the crimping sleeve into the appropriate shape of the pliers.step 6: Now press the pliers firmly together.
Step 7: The result should look like this.step 8: If you miss a small piece of string, this is not too bad.step 9: Now pull a crimping sleeve over the other end of the string and form a loop.
Step 10: Put the crimping sleeve into the right shape of the pliers again.step 11: Press the pliers together.step 12: The result should look like this.

Store the stingers correctly

In principle, hooks can be transported quite normally e.g. in a bait box. However, the problem with this is that they often get tangled up and you have to tug them apart first if you want to use them. This is not always easy, especially in low light. Furthermore, the hooks rub against each other and against the inside of the box due to the constant movement during transport, so that the sharpness of the hooks suffers over time.

It is therefore better to store extra triplets in an extra box. These will protect the hook and help to bring a little order to your own tackle.

The boxes are fitted with foam into which the hooks can be easily pushed. This way they sit firmly and securely in position.

Accessories for building your own stinger

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